Samsung’s already confusing tablet roster has become even more bewildering with the recent Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro additions, yet a fresh benchmark proves things could get worse in roughly a month’s time.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, rumored to go official before or during February’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), has paid popular GPU performance measuring tool GFXBench a visit, revealing oddly familiar specs. Also, underwhelming, but let’s focus on the familiar part.
Why do I feel I’ve seen this thing out and about? Because it’s been out for roughly six months, under the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 moniker. Sure, a minor software upgrade, from Android 4.1 to 4.2 Jelly Bean, is due, but otherwise, there’s nothing to set the two apart.
Based on GFXBench data, the Tab 3 Lite packs a dual-core 1.2 GHz Marvell SoC, Vivante GC1000 graphics processing unit and 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution display (likely with a 7-inch diagonal). Meanwhile, the Tab 3 7.0 boasts, you guessed it, the same exact features.
So what’s the point in “refreshing” a slate apparently just for the heck of it? No idea. Maybe a design makeover is in the cards. You know, with faux leather back and the works. Also, a price shave was rumored not long ago, though I’m not sure how Sammy plans to pull it off.
Via [GFX Bench]